Lighten up with suit jackets that look cool and feel cool.

Share story

5 finds

Hang up the black and navy jackets, guys, and lighten up for spring. Here are five of note.

1. Maiden Noir Suit Jacket in Tan ($375 at The Seattle company’s Japanese cotton poplin jacket comes in the perfect shade for warmer days. Soft shoulders keep it casual while a satin lining adds a little luxury. Pair it with the Suit Pant ($240) for an easy summer suit that goes anywhere.

2. Tom Cridland 30-Year Jacket (about $280 at Young U.K. designer Tom Cridland is releasing long-lasting garments with 30 years of mending covered for free (including shipping). The jacket is 100 percent cotton with reinforced elbows and seams, and bright, fun colors make it a great pick for spring.

3. Ted Baker Bigband Mini Design Cotton Blazer ($519 at Ted Baker, Bellevue). Intricate details, such as subtle print, built-in pocket square and contrasting lapel detail, make this a very special piece that can be found at the designer’s first Seattle-area store now open in Bellevue.

Ted Baker Bigband Mini Design Cotton Blazer, $519
Ted Baker Bigband Mini Design Cotton Blazer, $519

4. Combatant Gentlemen Summit Grey Endurance Slim Fit Suit ($240). Companies that sell well-made clothing for less by selling direct via the Internet are popping up all over. One of the latest is Combatant Gentlemen, which sells Italian wool suits for $140–$320. The Summit has a slim fit with a bit of stretch and breathable lining, and comes with flat-front trousers.

5. J.Crew Ludlow Suit Jacket in Italian Cotton Piqué ($358). A stone-colored cotton jacket pairs as well with work trousers as jeans on casual Friday. A subtle texture keeps it matte and prevents it from becoming stuffy.